Veterinary Technicians

Shannon Walters, CVT

Small Animal Manager

Shannon was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. It wasn’t until 1992 she moved to Florida, where she graduated from Eastern Florida State College in 2003 and became a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). In 2006, Shannon moved to Oregon and became a member of the CAC team. She and her husband Aaron were married in 2009 and together they have 2 children Emma and Logan, and 2 dogs Sadie and Dozer. The Walters Family is HUGE Oregon duck fans, and together they enjoy camping, hunting, and spending time with their family and friends.

Ashley McCauley, CVT

Ashley joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in the Fall of 2013. She graduated from the Vet Tech program at PIMA Medical Institute in 2010 and also earned her degree in Occupational Science. She loves working with animals and their owners. She enjoys spending her time with her four children and has three dogs. She enjoys reading, horseback riding and watching football.

Veterinary Assistants

Kayla Whisenhunt

Small Animal Assistant/Boarding Manager

Kayla joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in the summer of 2013. She was born in Oregon but spent time as a child in Texas. When Kayla first started at Crater, she was working as a boarding technician. 6 years later she is now the manager of the boarding facility as well a veterinary assistant in the small animal department. Kayla is currently taking online classes to become a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) and in her free time, she enjoys oil painting, drawing, and spending time outdoors.

Jaime Lyn Myers

Small Animal Assistant

Jaime Lyn was born in Southern California, moved to Southern Oregon in 2008, and was married in 2009. She lives with Camille and Ella, her two Arabian mares, Boomer and Justice, her 2 donkeys, Red the mule, two Australian Shepherds Bandit and Chase, and last but not least Amelia the cat who she rescued when she was a 4-week old kitten. Jaime Lyn was working as a Vet Assistant (which she has been doing since 2010) when she rescued her feline friend Amelia. She enjoyed showing her mare Camille while she was a junior horse, and now shows her Australian Shepherds in obedience. When she isn’t in the show ring, you can find Jaime Lyn spending time with all her critters.

Silver Siebert

Small Animal Assistant

Silver joined the CAC team in the early spring of 2017 with a history of working in the veterinary field and the Humane Society. She attended Crater High School and SOU. Silver is currently taking online classes to become a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). She enjoys kayaking, camping, hockey (GO BLACKHAWKS!!) and going on adventures with her fiancé and their three rescue K9 fur babies Echo, Ashland and Humphrey and spending time at home with her feline rescue babies Julius and Token!!

Ariel Arnspiger

Small Animal Assistant

Ariel is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in CA. She has been a member of the CAC team since November of 2016. She has a love and passion for all types of animals. When she isn’t working, Ariel enjoys being by the beach and going to sporting events with her family.

Kaity Kelsey

Small Animal Assistant

With her high passion for animals, Kaity has found her career path; helping animals and caring for those in need. When she was in high school, Kaity was an active member of the FFA Program raising swine, cattle, and sheep. She graduated from Eagle Point High School in 2018. She continues to be involved with raising livestock through her grandparent’s cattle ranch. She is currently enrolled in school through Penn Foster in hopes of becoming a Certified Veterinarian Technician (CVT). Outside of work, school, and her family ranch, Kaity enjoys playing with her dogs Brandi and Loki and spending time with her niece and nephew.

CeeCee Baker

Small Animal Assistant

In the Spring of 2019 Crater acquired CeCe to their team!! She grew up in the Rogue Valley and has always had a love for animals, in particular dogs. She’s going on her fourth year as a veterinary assistant and is attending online school to become a Certified Veterinarian Technician (CVT). Over the last year, she took a 3 month break and traveled with her boyfriend Michael, to 12 different countries. She loves cuddling with her dogs and hopes one day to have her own farm. She enjoys comedy movies, sports, food, country music, and a night of karaoke.

Emily Eckart

Large/Small Animal Assistant

In March of 2018, Emily began working in both the large and small animal departments as a veterinary assistant, with aspirations of Veterinary School. Emily moved to the Rogue Valley after completing an Honors and IB high school diploma in Eugene, OR. While in the valley, Emily is attending SOU to complete her Pre-Veterinary Biology Degree through the Honors Program. After ending her collegiate volleyball career in 2017, she spends her free time rock climbing, hunting, and training in mixed martial arts.

Mackenzie Cranston

Receptionist/Large Animal Assistant

Mackenzie started working at CAC in the Fall of 2015 as a boarding technician. In the late 2016, she left to go on a mission trip to South East Asia. When she returned home, she began working at Crater again … this time as a receptionist. In mid-2019 Mackenzie then transferred to the large animal department. Mackenzie has always loved animals, and had been involved in 4-H since she was in the 4th grade. She has plenty of fur babies including; Rue the husky, Charlie, Saria, and Andy the cats, and a trio of pygmy goats. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys water sports, as well as hiking and camping around Oregon in the summer. In the winter months, she loves to downhill ski.

Michaela Langston

Large Animal Assistant

Michaela joined the large animal department in June 2018. She competed in Horse 4-H and OHSET during her high school years. After graduating from Butte Falls Charter School in 2013, she began training horses and starting colts at a facility in Ashland. During this time, she developed a passion for animal wellness and care, she pursued employment at Crater. In her spare time, Michaela enjoys barrel racing on her two horses Selena and Mayzi, as well as training dogs. She owns one dog (Zico) with titles in Schutzhund, Working Dogs of America and AKC Obedience/Scent Work. She also co-owns show dogs with her mom Meridith and can be found in the AKC Conformation Ring showing Black/Tan Coonhouds, Great Danes, and Australian Cattle Dogs.

Lauren Prill

Large/Small Animal Assistant

Lauren joined the CAC team in the early summer of 2019. She is currently studying at SOU for her Bachelors Degree in Healthcare. Aside from working at Crater, Lauren is also a middle school Nurse. She enjoys the diversity between both human and animal medicine. Growing up, she was involved in Pony Club and loves supporting youth in their equestrian growth. Outside of work, Lauren competes in Three Day Events with her warmblood mare and loves spending time outdoors exploring with her husband and their 2 dogs.


Lori Lawrence

Reception Manager/Medical Director

Lori started working at Crater Animal Clinic in June of 2007 after moving here from Santa Clarita, California. She became involved in the veterinary industry because she loves working with clients and their animals. Lori married her husband, Matt, in September 2016. Together they enjoy wine tasting at the beautiful vineyards in Southern Oregon. Lori enjoys gardening, spending time with her two children Lindsay and Logan, and taking care of the family pets which include 2 horses, 3 dogs, and 3 cats.

Joli Hobbs

Receptionist/Social Networking Director

Joli was born and raised in the Rogue Valley, graduated from Butte Falls Charter School in 2013, and joined the Crater Animal Clinic Team in October of 2014. She was involved in the 4-H program for 9 years where she exhibited swine and horses. Joli has been playing softball since she was 4 years old and hasn’t missed a season!! She continues to play women’s slow pitch and co-ed slow pitch softball with her boyfriend Kyle. When you can’t find them out on the field, you can “catch” Joli and Kyle playing cornhole, bowling, or fishing.

Lauralee Sweet

Receptionist/Pharmacy Technician

Lauralee joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in the Fall of 2013. Lauralee is a native Oregonian who grew up in Klamath Falls. She is a graduate of Crater High and Southern Oregon University. She has experience in animal health and dog training including rehabilitation and release of a bald eagle, golden eagle and red tail hawk while in Klamath Falls. Lauralee likes to go camping, hiking, boating and playing in the woods with her family. They have a golden retriever, cockatiel, gold fish pond and visits from the local wildlife.

Jade Bailey


Jade began working at CAC in June 2017 as a receptionist, but is now working in the small animal treatment area as a veterinary assistant as well. She hopes to go to school for business management in the near future. Before working at Crater, Jade was a barista at the Human Bean in White City. She also graduated from Butte Falls Charter School in 2016. Jade is married to her best friend Gage Bailey and together they have 5 fur babies including cats and dogs!! In her free time, Jade likes to go camping, hiking, hunting, doing puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Jenna Hawley


Jenna has been working in reception with the Crater Animal Clinic team since August 2017. She has always been an animal lover. Growing up, Jenna was involved in the 4-H Program raising lambs. She has been riding horses her whole life and competing ever since. Jenna also just completed Phlebotomy School in Portland, OR. On top of working part time at both Asante and Crater, Jenna also runs a horse ranch out in Eagle Point!! When Jenna isn’t working (when isn’t she working?!) she travels to horse gymkhanas throughout the PNW. She is excited to be living the best of both worlds doing the things she loves, helping both people and animals!!

Toshyauna Petrie


Toshyauna has been at Crater Animal Clinic since July 2018. She is currently a student at RCC completing her Pre-Req’s for Veterinary Medicine. She is also in the process of becoming a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). Toshyauna enjoys spending time with her cats Rogue, Mystique, Ivy, and Nebula. She also enjoys painting, watching baseball, and chasing waterfalls.

Bella Garnett


Bella joined the Crater Animal Clinic team January of 2019. Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Bella enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and just exploring the beautiful area with her husband and dogs. She always knew she wanted to work with animals and hopes to someday specifically work with horses. Bella has ridden and competed in barrel racing and extreme trail competitions with her grandparents since she was 12. She married her husband Christian in September of 2017 and together they have 2 mixed breed dogs, Jazz and Harlie, a horse named Gunner, and a kitty named Kovu. Bella and Christian just welcomed their first daughter Hayden Grace, in June 2019!!

Mati Powell


Mati started at Crater Animal Clinic in February of 2018 as one of the kennel technicians here at Crater Animal Clinic. She since has since transferred to the Reception department!! She has always had a soft spot for animals. Mati enjoys dogs and cats, but REALLY has a passion for horses. She is hoping to start her own rescue ranch for horses and cattle. In her spare time, Mati loves to hunt, fish, and do all sorts of other outdoor activities.

Kendra Pinnell


Kendra graduated from Crater Lake Charter Academy in June of 2019 and started here at Crater as a receptionist 2 days later!! She is hoping to continue her education and attend the Firefighter 1 Academy at RCC in the fall of 2020. She has 2 horses, Badger and Sid, along with a cat named T-Bar. On her days off, Kendra enjoys going to the dunes and riding her ATV’s. She also attends rodeos throughout the state of Oregon as the 2019 Miss Wild Rogue Pro-Rodeo Queen!!

Kennel Technicians

Andrea Elrod

Kennel Technician

Andrea was born in Portland but has lived most of her life in the Medford area. She received a bachelor’s in Biology from Southern Oregon University and joined the Crater team in October 2006. She enjoys the challenge and change in the veterinary field and loves learning new things. Her goal is to become a veterinarian and continue her learning. In her spare time she loves reading.

Kyerah Oestreich

Kennel Technician

Kyerah is a kennel technician who cares for pets and makes them feel welcome at Crater Animal Clinic while their owners enjoy a nice vacation. Before starting her job as a kennel tech, Kyerah worked at Bobbio’s Pizza, feeding hungry customers. Although it was a fun job, Kyerah couldn’t ignore the hunger she had for being around animals and the medical field. Kyerah enjoys playing basketball, riding horses, studying anatomy and physiology, and volunteering at the Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday nights.

Kailey Duke

Kennel Technician

Kailey has been with CAC since May of 2019. She grew up in Arizona for most of her life. Kailey attended a community college where she obtained a 2 year degree in General Studies, focusing on sustainability. She soon realized that wasn’t the career for her. She found her passion to help animals when she moved to Texas and worked with working dogs. Kailey is in the process of becoming a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). In her free time, Kailey likes to read, rock climb and adventure throughout the Rogue Valley.

Practice Manager

Diana Inkley, CVT

Diana was born and raised on a farm in the Rogue Valley and attended Crater High School. She has successfully show Arabian horses since the late ’70’s and enjoys showing English Setters as well. Diana has been working in the field of veterinary medicine since 1983 and joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in 2001.

Diana and her husband Sam have a son, Christian. She currently has two horses, one dog and three cats. Diana enjoys spending time hunting, camping and showing livestock with her family. She is also involved in the community with 4-H and FFA activities, especially with swine and sheep.


Shari Foster

Shari has been the bookkeeper here at Crater Animal Clinic since March 2011. She has spent the last 20 years working with many small businesses both locally and in her home town of San Jose, California. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2007 with her husband and daughter. She loves the outdoors and spends her leisure time camping, reading, paddle boarding, and practicing yoga. She is affectionately known at the clinic as, The Money Fairy.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (541) 779-0951.